Coos Bay Oregon Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Coos Bay Family History Center is located close to the North Bend Regional Airport with a lovely view of the ocean.  The building is on the east side of Virginia Avenue less than a mile west of the Pony Village Mall.  Open three days a week, including 2 evenings.  All librarians are capable of helping patrons with basic research and New.FamilySearch questions.  Most librarians are capable of helping patrons with intermediate & advanced research.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 3355 Virginia Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459

Access is by single door on south side of building, go down steps to door.  Handicap access on east end of building (please call ahead to arrange for east doors to be opened). Phone: 541-756-3575


Open Hours: Open Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am to 9pm, Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Holiday Schedule: closed last half of December

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:  20th Annual Family History Seminar, 5 Nov 2011, 16 to 20 classes available from Beginning to Advanced

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Extensive collection of material, both book and microfilms, for Coos county.  Many books on other Oregon counties, expecially Douglas, Curry and Lane.
  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Hardware and Equipment
  • We have 5 computers with internet access to the FHC Portal, several librarians are Certified Genealogists.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Librarian specialists include: Swedish & Norwegian research, Hungarian research, German Research, New England research, Ontario & Western Canadian provinces research, Quaker Ancestors research, Coos County research, Native American research, & Immigrant Ancestors research.

Resources in the Local Area

The Coos County Courthouse allows patron access to land records, marriage & divorce records, and early court records.  The Coos Historical Society has an extensive collection of photographs, diaries and other county specific records.  The Marshfield Sun Museum makes all their early newspapers available and is also very helpful in showing the process of creating newspapers from that era.


Volunteer at the Center

Love to have anyone interested in creating indexes from mortuary books and/or logging in new books.  Call the center and ask for Jennifer or Connie Irick.